FIF News

FIF Featured in Waters Technology Article on Relaunch of MarketDataPeaks.com

FIF has been featured in an article by Waters Technology on the Relaunch of MarketDataPeaks.com. To view the article, please click here.

Posted Jul 16, 2018

FIF/SIFMA/STA to Hold a Joint Deep Dive Discussion on Riskless Principal Reporting - CAT

This week on July 12th, FIF/SIFMA/STA will hold a deep dive discussion with the SROs on the topic of Riskless Principal/Representative Orders. 

Posted Jul 09, 2018

FIF Holds Engaging Town Hall Event on the Commoditization of Short Term Alpha

FIF held our Quarterly Event last Wednesday, June 27th at UBS.  The event was a town hall discussion on Commoditization of Short Term Alpha, this format encouraged great audience participation and collaboration while the moderator, FIF Advisory Chair Tom Jordan and representatives from UBS and Exegy helped drive the discussion in the room. Additional topics of discussion solicited from audience members included: alternative data, cybersecurity, market data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and effects on regulation. We would like to thank UBS and Exegy for sponsoring this event, and our panelists George Wolf of UBS and David Taylor of Exegy for an engaging discussion. 

Posted Jul 02, 2018

FIF Quarterly Event - Town Hall Discussion on Commoditization of Short Term Alpha - Kindly Sponsored by UBS & Exegy

The rate of change in market structure has slowed for US markets in recent years, and tools and infrastructure that were once the exclusive realm of the most elite prop trading firms, are increasingly becoming available to a broader range of market participants. Examples would include wireless transport of market data, FPGA's built into network cards, predictive quote feeds, and combinations of the above. Taken together these tools can be combined into ultra-rapid quote to trade strategies. These same tools, used on the agency trading side, can somewhat level the playing field, and the combination of the two produces a potential arms race. What are the costs to participants if they don't invest in this technology?

Please join us on Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at UBS (1285 6th Avenue, New York) for a town hall discussion on Commoditization of Short Term Alpha, followed by a networking reception. The town hall format will encourage audience participation in the discussion, while the moderator and representatives from UBS and Exegy will help drive the discussion in the room. Additional topics solicited from audience members for discussion is encouraged, such as: alternative data, cloud technology, market data infrastructure, artificial intelligence, and effects of regulation. We would like to thank UBS and Exegy for sponsoring this event.   Please register here.

Posted Jun 18, 2018

FIF Managing Director to Step Down

After two years with FIF, Bill Hebert has decided to pursue other interests. We wish him well in his future endeavors. 

Posted Jun 18, 2018